In an automotive world filled with a spectrum of opinions ranging from “incredible” to “atrocious” on almost every model, The Porsche Macan stands out as one that is pretty universally appreciated. Just a few years into its existence, the Macan has captured the attention of small luxury crossover shoppers, but for some consumers, there was one small problem preventing them from pulling the trigger on the Macan — price.
Although the Macan has noticeable advantages over its competition, its standard 340-horsepower V6 made it a little pricier than many of its four-cylinder competitors. For 2017, Porsche is bridging that gap by building a four-cylinder Macan that will represent the base model in the range.
2017 Porsche Macan Release Date & Price
With a starting MSRP of $47,500 excluding delivery costs, the new four-cylinder 2017 Porsche Macan release date is expected in July of 2016. Orders are currently open, so if you’re looking to reserve one of the first shipments, be sure to get in touch with our team.
New Four-Cylinder Macan Engine & Performance Specs
Under the hood of the new four-cylinder Porsche Macan sits a turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with a max horsepower output of 252 horsepower from 5,000 to 6,800 rpm and 273 pound-feet of torque from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm. Like the rest of the Macan family, the new turbo-four model teams with a PDK dual-clutch transmission and can be equipped with an optional Sport Chrono Package.
With that package and Launch Control, the four-cylinder Macan sprints from 0-60 mph in just 6.1 seconds with a top speed of 142 horsepower.
Of course, the smaller engine also returns better efficiency than the Macan S, which previously represented the base model. Porsche estimates an 18 percent increase in efficiency, with the EPA rating the new base Macan for 25 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city.
2017 Porsche Macan Range
The addition of the four-cylinder Porsche Macan marks the fourth option to be available for the 2017 model year, as it joins the Macan S, Macan Turbo, and Macan GTS.
Look for the new turbocharged four-cylinder Macan and these other variations on the Loeber Motors lot this summer, or head to our dedicated Macan webpage and fill out the form to receive special offers and pre-order information.